Meet Henrietta Lacks, the Black woman whose cells were used to develop polio vaccines

Meet Henrietta Lacks, the Black woman whose cells were used to develop polio vaccines

BY FARIDA DAWKINS, Face2Face Henrietta Lacks in 1951…NBC News Henrietta Lacks in 1951…NBC News Henrietta Lacks was born as Loretta Pleasant on August 1, 1920, in Roanoke, Virginia.  One of ten children, she and her siblings were dispersed to different households upon the death of her mother. Her father was unable to care for all of his […]

Zora Neale Hurston: 87 years after writing of ‘The Last Black Cargo,’ the book is being published

Zora Neale Hurston: 87 years after writing of ‘The Last Black Cargo,’ the book is being published

  By Meagan Flynn May 2 Email the author Slavery in the U.S., by the numbers 1:17 / 2:00 Cudjo Lewis was getting old, and Zora Neale Hurston had something to prove. Hurston, the prolific African American author best known for “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” was just starting her career in 1928 when she traveled down to Plateau, Ala., […]

We were praising the wrong Mandela – SA’s anger over Winnie doccie

We were praising the wrong Mandela – SA’s anger over Winnie doccie

Ndileka Lujabe2018-04-12 13:32 Winnie and Nelson Mandela Related Links WATCH: Madikizela-Mandela showed women can do better than men – Malema ‘Voetsek Madiba and Tutu’ – Mzansi reacts to Winnie Documentary eNCA to broadcast award-winning Winnie documentary Social media erupted in outrage and disbelief on Wednesday night after the screening of a tell-all documentary about the […]

BLACK WOMAN WHO HELPED CREATE THE GPS FINALLY GETS SOME RECOGNITION

BLACK WOMAN WHO HELPED CREATE THE GPS FINALLY GETS SOME RECOGNITION

By The Race Card Inspired by the re-telling of her sorority sister’s engineering success in the now classic film “Hidden Figures”, a Virginia woman named Gladys West is coming forward with her hidden history and involvement in created a technology most of us use everyday—GPS. As it turns out, like her sorority sister, West is also an important […]